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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 1:00 pm

Starting fast was a top priority for Washington during the Bank of Sullivan Shootout Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Jays (7-2) jumped to a 17-0 lead over the first five minutes of their game against Lindbergh and cruised to a 59-18 victory at Sullivan High School.

“That was our goal, to start fast. I was just worried about an emotional letdown. When you play in a close game and win, then you get here on a neutral site and don’t have that crowd, I didn’t want our guys to go through the motions,” said Washington Head Coach Chip Sodemann. “That’s how we challenged them. I was really proud of the way they responded.”

Lindbergh (2-4) had no answer for Washington’s full-court pressure.

The Blue Jays, who extended their winning streak to five games, were able to speed things up with their pressure, force turnovers and get opportunities on the offensive end.

“We made a few adjustments after the last game. Pacific knew what we were going to do and they broke it well,” Sodemann said. “The press bothered Lindbergh. That’s where we felt we had an advantage.”

Leading the way for Washington was Ronnie Suggs, who scored 18 points, 16 in the first half. He was named to the all-shootout first team.

Luke Schroepfer finished the game with 12 points.

Brad Carpenter hit three three-pointers in the first half to score nine points.

“Our top guys, Ronnie, Luke Schroepfer, Brad, and those guys, they set the tempo by playing with a lot of energy,” Sodemann said. “We got some buckets early and everything fell into place from there.”

Jared Walde collected seven points, all in the first half.

Luke Hasenjaeger and Jacob Mulkey both scored five points. Christian Hardesty had three points.

Jordan Desnoyer scored seven points for Lindbergh.

“Everybody played their role,” Sodemann said. “We had guys make the extra pass. We had guys pushing in transition trying to get some easy layups. Overall, it was a good team win.”

The full-court press has been and should continue to be a big weapon for the Blue Jays.

“We have some guys who are a little bit longer. Tonight, it was a turnover causer. Against McCluer, it’s going to have to be a tempo controller. You adjust it based on your personnel and based on who you’re playing,” Sodemann said. “Our guys are doing a good job buying into it and buying into our defense. We held them to 18 points, which is pretty good.”

Suggs, Schroepfer and Carpenter all scored multiple points right off the bat.

Before the Flyers knew what hit them, it was 17-0 and then 20-2 with 2:50 left in the first quarter.

Washington led 28-6 after the first eight minutes.

The Blue Jays kept their defense intact for the remainder of the game, leading 42-12 at halftime and 53-17 after three quarters.

Lindbergh didn’t score more than six points in any of the four quarters.

Meramec Tournament

Washington is seeded fourth for the 2012 Meramec Holiday Festival Tournament Wednesday through Sunday at St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

The top three seeds are CBC, Hazelwood Central and DeSmet.

“It’s going to be brutal. There are no easy games in that tournament, no matter who you’re playing. Everybody is well-coached and will be ready,’ Sodemann said. “We’re excited. Now that we’ve been there for a year, we know what to expect. Hopefully this year we can come out with a couple of victories.”

The Blue Jays play in the tournament’s opening game against 13th-seeded McCluer (0-5) Wednesday at 4 p.m.

“They’re extremely athletic. They’re big,” Sodemann said of McCluer. “They don’t have the guards they used to have. They have some big guys who chase the boards. It’s going to be a hard game.”

The Washington-McCluer loser will play the Vianney-Marquette loser Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The Washington-McCluer winner will play the Vianney-Marquette winner Friday at 4 p.m.

The tournament continues Saturday and concludes Sunday.

A complete schedule of the tournament can be found at www.emissourian.com.

“Winning a couple of games would be great for our program and our guys. Winning two games at Meramec, that’s pretty good,” Sodemann said. “We’ll just take it one game at a time and get ready for McCluer. We know what they do. Hopefully our guys will come out ready to play.”

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American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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